In Case of Emergency- Oil Lamps, Oil Lights, Candles

Posted by Keegan Edwards on

What if your power goes out and you need light? You find yourself without candles, flashlights or other means of light or power? You may not have an oil lamp, oil light or candles handy all the time and you never know when you’ll need them.

The video above outlines a great way that you can make your own with a few simple items that you can find right in your own home. First, what you’ll need to do is gather some olive oil, a glass or metal container, a wick (anything made of cotton usually works well), a paper clip or other type of metal hook that can hold the wick.

After you’ve gathered these items, simply place the bottom of your wick down into your selected container. Use the paper clip to affix the wick in such a way that it stands upright within the container. Pour in your olive oil and remember that a little bit will go a long way. Now make sure that you wait just a moment or two in order to allow the oil to seep up into the wick. Great, now your oil lamp is almost ready. Before we take the next step, be sure that your wick is well attached to keep it from falling into the oil and extinguishing your flame.

Once the oil has soaked the wick, use either a lighter or matches to light your wick. There you have it, an emergency oil light right when you needed it.

If you’re planning in advance, then check out the great selection of Starfish oil lamps, Starfish oil lights and Starfish candles brought to you by Sandy Saltwater. Not only will they provide light in an emergency but they are great decoration pieces for your home.


Have a great day!


*Please note that any ignited substance or open flame has the capacity to cause an uncontrolled fire. Do not, under any circumstance, leave an open flame unattended. Always monitor and supervise an ignited oil light. Igniting an open flame is inherently dangerous, it must be monitored and the proper fire extinguishing equipment should always be kept on hand and close by.